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Grateful Dead Live at Folsom Field on 1980-06-07


Topics Live concert


Set 1: Jack Straw, Friend Of The Devil > El Paso > Mama Tried, Ramble On Rose, Passenger, Far From Me, New Minglewood Blues, Loser, Feel Like A Stranger, Deal

Set 2: Bertha > The Greatest Story Ever Told, Althea > Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance > Jam > Drums > Space > Not Fade Away > Wharf Rat > Good Lovin'

Encore: Alabama Getway > One More Saturday Night, U.S. Blues


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Folsom Field
Location Boulder, CO

Source Audience: Unknown Mics
Lineage AUD > mc > 1st gen cass > CDR > EAC > FLAC16
Transferred by SIRMick

Notes

- d1t13 patched from 1:47-2:00, this was needed because of a curious stuttering effect during this section. The patch was provided by shnid 11533
- d2t05 has a cut from 4:14, for just under 1 second
- volume adjustments made to balance the channels
- several other minor problems have been fixed
- polished with iZotope Ozone
- re-tracked
- sets 1 and 2 appear to be from different sources

this is a significant upgrade from the other version in circulation.

Reviews

Reviewer: Larry Lessard - - April 12, 2014
Subject: Drove from Boston to see this show.
Drove with my friend Bill Mullins from Boston to Colorado to see these shows. We saw the first show on the 7th and some of the second show on the 8th and then headed to Red Rocks to see Tom Petty. On the way home we stopped in Chicago and saw 2 Roy Buchanan shows and hung out in the dressing room partying with him and the band between shows. What a crazy 2 weeks!
Reviewer: cugel - - June 28, 2010
Subject: Great Concert -- What I Can Remember Of It!
I was going to CU at the time and so we went to the show. I remember how HOT it was that day. Actually my memories of that day are a more than a bit hazy.

A great show in it's own right! The audio quality for a audience tape is not bad at all. Quite listenable and a good mix.

That was a good day to be young and alive and watching the Dead outdoors in with thousands of dancing people. IF only I had a time machine! Well, next best thing. . .
Reviewer: Rabbit435 - - May 28, 2009
Subject: HotHotHot
A fantastic show. Unusually tight playing; the Dead rarely had it so together.

Gets 5 stars despite the just-OK sound of this AUD and the surfeit of first set songs.

I'm sorry, but 1980 was better than 1977. Unless you really enjoy hearing Donna's horrific squealing. And I don't think you do.
Reviewer: deadheaddeb - - August 15, 2008
Subject: Enlightenment
...we were on the field, smokin', dancin', totally enjoying the music! two days of dead... it just didn't get any better! Greg F. introduced me to Jerry... I still wonder about Greg, where he is, what he's done. The only downer for those two days was Zevon did the exact same routine both Saturday and Sunday...
Reviewer: Mind Wondrin - - May 9, 2008
Subject: What's the hurry, guys?
Not sure I've liked a Passenger better than this one and that energy heads straight into a perky/mean Far From Me (the way that song should always have been played). With Brent's help, Jerry expands FLS and really takes it someplace, followed by a coked up Deal.

New songs got shuffled into the second set after a brisk Bertha, a fireworked and wah'd GSET, and a stuttering staccato rendered Althea. NFA is also uniquely trod and it's the approach of this day that makes this show, one of their best ever in Colorado, a keeper.

A 3-song encore during the first of a 2-day run, (incl. a decent Alabama)!

I was in Boulder that week but failed to make the show. I missed a great show in a great town with a great crowd during a peak year. Dang.

Come-and-go file quality is a notch below average for '80. In his book, McNally said, "the band was blissfully aware of the significance of the date and played an utterly conventional show". He's referring to the fact that the band was at their 15th anniversary mark but other than that I don't know the heck he was expecting.
Reviewer: He Live's - - January 9, 2008
Subject: hmmm?
that looks like a VERY UNINSPIRING set list..... whoa! VERY!!!

have not heard this gig.
Reviewer: Chris U. - - December 4, 2007
Subject: Big fat lines
A rollicking speedy show with Jerry pretty much pummelling everyone except good ol' Brent into submission with his energetic playing.

The version of Stranger is particularly nice. Deal promises to be the best version ever but sadly renegs on the second solo (I'd be booing, frankly).
Reviewer: hitmeister - - December 3, 2007
Subject: Wow
Holy crap is this a great show! Hard to believe no one's reviewed it yet. Jerry is absolutely on fire from start to finish.

The recording also superb. Top-notch AUD, better than a SBD, IMO.

The only question is 4 stars or 5? If 5 is reserved for only the essential shows, then this is about 4 1/2. The recording is easily a 5. I guess that averages to 4 3/4, which rounds to 5. 5 it is.
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